Posted on 07-27-2015
You walk into your Chiropractor's office, hop on a table and point to where it hurts. But the Chiropractor adjusts a totally different part of your spine… not even close to where you feel the pain. Why is that?
There's an old saying that goes when you step on a dog's tail, it barks out the other end. In chiropractic, that means where you hurt (the bark) isn't necessarily where the problem is (the tail). Many times the symptom you feel in one area is due to a remote cause. For example, someone with sciatica may feel pain down their leg, but the cause of the problem is a vertebral subluxation in their spine. At AHA we perform a thorough head-to-toe exam, and as Spokane's only certified chiropractic extremity care office, we may show you that your knee pain is not a knee problem, or your carpal tunnel symptoms may not be a problem with your wrist!
Chiropractors recognize that if you address the cause of the symptom, the body will no longer have a need to produce the symptom. That's why chiropractors focus on fixing underlying problems and not superficial effects. Chasing after symptoms is like a dog chasing its own tail – spinning around and around until it gets dizzy, confused and frustrated. Let AHA address the underlying cause from the start, from head-to-toe! Anything else is futile!
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